On the whole, iMessage is a pretty useful app and millions of people use it to communicate with one another on Apple devices. However there are quite a number of instant messaging apps out there, and you may prefer using one of the many alternatives instead.
If that is the case you may want to uninstall iMessage so that it no longer takes up space on your Mac’s storage. Normally to uninstall apps you’d move them over to the ‘Trash Bin’ but if you do that with iMessage you’ll receive an error because it is a native OS X app and there are certain safeguards in place.
Uninstalling iMessage from Mac
While it is technically possible to get around those safeguards and uninstall iMessage manually, doing so is notoriously complicated. Fortunately, with an app called Movavi Mac Cleaner, you will have a much easier alternative at your disposal.
Inside Movavi Mac Cleaner is an ‘Uninstaller’ feature that you can use to remove any and all apps that you don’t need. To learn how to get rid of iMessage on Mac using this feature, just:
- Click on the ‘Uninstaller’ menu.
- Let the scan complete then click on ‘OS X Apps’.
- Select iMessage by ticking the box beside it.
- Click ‘Remove’ to uninstall iMessage.